Bacterial Vaginosis Appointments in Hagerstown, MD

Get quick relief from symptoms of BV (bacterial vaginosis) with help from quality doctors and clinicians available to patients in Hagerstown, MD. BV is very common and can be quite uncomfortable. Help is a couple clicks away. Antibiotics are typically prescribed for BV, and can clear up the condition within a few days. If appropriate, Sesame doctors and nurses can prescribe $5 medication with free delivery.

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Larissa Davis, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
  • $5 MEDS
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Virtual vaginal infection visit

Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Nicole Baldwin, NP

    • Urgent care
    • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

    • Urgent care
    • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Dawn Drewes, APRN

    • Urgent care
    • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

    • Adult health
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

    • Family medicine
    • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Amol Malankar was an excellent physician who was efficient, empathetic and very patient. He will be my go to doctor if I use sesame again. He deserves the highest compliments for his care."
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Spatika Venkatranga, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

    • Emergency medicine
    • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Dr. Monika Patel, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

    • Family medicine
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

    • Family medicine
    • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
    • 5
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Virtual vaginal infection visit

    Monica Orozco Cantillo, NP

    • Family medicine
    • Available today

    In-person doctor visit

    Family medicine doctor

    • Inwood, WV 25428
    • Female
    • 4.2
    • Scheduled by Sesame

    In-person doctor visit

    Family medicine doctor

    • Germantown, MD 20874
    • Male
    • 3.9
    • Scheduled by Sesame

    In-person doctor visit

    Family medicine doctor

    • Charles Town, WV 25414
    • Male
    • 5
    • Scheduled by Sesame

    About bacterial vaginosis

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    Bacterial vaginosis - often referred to as BV - is a change in the bacteria within the vagina. The vagina contains naturally occurring bacteria and fungus that help protect the area and keep it clean. When this balance is thrown off, due to an overgrowth and/or change in the species of bacteria growing within it, it can result in bothersome symptoms.

    Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include:

    • Off-white, grey, or greenish vaginal discharge
    • A foul-smelling, “fishy” odor
    • Itching
    • Soreness or pain

    BV is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 50, or women in their “reproductive years”. Nearly 1 in 3 women will experience bacterial vaginosis at some point in their lives.

    This bacterial infection is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), although it may increase your risk of contracting one. There is no one cause of bacterial vaginosis. Common causes include:

    • Sex: It is rare for women to develop bacterial vaginosis if they are not sexually active. Women with multiple sexual partners, women who have unprotected sex, and women who have sex with women are at greater risk of getting BV.
    • Douching: Douching kills off good bacteria (lactobacilli) in the vagina, increasing the risk of bad bacteria (anaerobes) overgrowing and causing an infection.

    Bacterial vaginosis is generally very treatable and rarely causes complications. If left untreated, however, it can increase your risk of contracting an STI or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - an infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes. In pregnant women, bacterial vaginosis has been linked to premature deliveries and babies that weigh less than normal.

    Treatment Options

    Bacterial vaginosis may clear up on its own, but an ongoing infection can leave you susceptible to sexually transmitted infections and other complications. Therefore, if you are experiencing symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, talk to a health care provider. BV is commonly and effectively treated with a course of antibiotics. During your appointment, talk to your provider about the treatment that is best for you.

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